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John Jockim Theodore Soomann Family

Updated May 4, 2006

Arlene G. Dalton

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I am researching the history of the John Jockim Theodore Soomann family. I welcome information and pictures of anyone related to our family.

I know that John was born in Germany, but I don't know where. Our family believes his name was Schuman and that it was changed to Soomann when he came through Ellis Island.

I'm anxious to find people in the Menzer side of the family as they are decendents of John's step-daughter, Hattie Weiss. I have a picture of a young girl named Vera. I think she's Hattie's daughter. I also think Vera is the mother of Marion who is the mother of Russell. I would like verification.

My grandmother is Ida Rebecca Engelage Soomann. Please contact me if you have information about that side of the family.

Thanks, Arlene

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Family Photos

  • John Jochim and Family (55 KB)
    This picture is of John, his second wife, Mary, and family. The children are Mary's daughter, Hattie Weiss and John's children, Edward Robert, John Henry, Frederick Carl and Amanda.
  • Hattie and Al (395 KB)
    This photo is of Hattie Weiss and her husband, Al Henning.
  • John & Maria (43 KB)
    John Jochim and Maria K.A.
  • John Henry Soomann and Ida Engelage (127 KB)
    Wedding picture September 25, 1908 in San Francisco.
  • Amanda, Hattie and Vera (I think!) (33 KB)
    I know the upper left woman is Amanda and the lower left woman is Hattie, but I'm not sure if the little girl is Vera. Does anyone know?

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